18x24 Acrylic/ Canvas/ Art Resin Coated.
Nightswimming sounds like instant nostalgia and regret of a simplicity long forotten. Strings followed by a pause and a loud piano. “You I thought I knew you.” Shadows and light. Love on a moonlit night. Didn’t we all think we knew someone?
I love specifically the outlines of the two fish in this canvas, and the face above them that looks like a mermaid. The ultimate shape shifter and lets be honest a piano rift makes everything a little bit more deep and sincere. Nightswiming is probably one of the songs I listen tothe most late at night in my art studio, wondering who I have been or who I will become.
REM sounds like the 90s and when my Dad was still alive but I didn’t know how to understand that feeling yet or it’s opposite. “These things they go away, replaced by every day.” I can’t say I’ve ever actually swam in the ocean at night. I can’t imagine anything more terrifying. But this painting and her title have a way of letting me know that even through all of the fear and uncertainty of any dream I have or have not yet come up with - there as an aspect of knowing and nostalgia deep within me that gives me imagination and the ability to create what I feel into something.
It is something that every single one of us has. So for you and I here today, it’s a few fish, a mermaid in the middle, and the freedom to dream up what we want to see, what we want to feel, who we want to be.